The Department of Art and Art History supports the statement from the Graduate School acknowledging the disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand the challenges students have been facing, and are dedicated to recruiting and supporting diverse, talented students, employing holistic application review processes and supporting students when they arrive on campus. If you have any questions regarding your personal circumstances, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants to the MA Art History program must submit an application to the Graduate School and satisfy both the basic graduate school requirements for admissions into a master's program and the department-specific requirements. Please review the Graduate School’s minimum admissions requirements, and prepare your supporting documents before beginning your application. You will need to upload and submit all of the documents at the same time.
It is important to indicate within your application an art history faculty member you intend to work with during your time at CU Boulder. This will help the department get your application directed toward the correct program.
Domestic applicants: December 30
International applicants: December 1
*Applications received after this deadline and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
- Bachelor's degree from an approved university or college, with a minimum 3.0 GPA
- GRE & TOEFL/IELTS
- Permanent US residents: The Department of Art and Art History will not review GRE scores in its evaluation of permanent US residents’ graduate student applications. However, if you wish to be considered for certain merit-based fellowships through the Graduate School, you must submit GRE scores with your application.
- International students: International students applying to our graduate program must submit GRE scores and also meet the English Proficiency Requirements as outlined by the Graduate School.
- An extensive background in art history
- A broad general background in history, literature and philosophy
For inquiries specifically related to the Art History program:
Annette de Stecher, Director of Graduate Studies for Art History
For all general inquiries, application questions, and to schedule a tour contact:
Graduate Program, email@example.com
Department of Art and Art History
University of Colorado, 318 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0318
Graduate Assistant (GA) and Teaching Assistants (TA)
- TAs teach 3 recitation sections of World Art 1 & 2, a large introductory art history course
- GAs provide assistance in the department (e.g. the Visual Resources Center)
Each of these types of appointments comes with a salary, 5 (GA) or 15 (TA) credit hours of tuition remission per semester and 80% health insurance premium through CU-Boulder.
There is no separate application form for departmental support but applicants are encouraged to express their interest in GA or TA appointments in their personal statement of purpose accompanying the application. Decisions regarding departmental support are made at the time of admission.
Non-departmental financial aid at CU-Boulder is handled through the Office of Financial Aid.
Questions about requirements may be addressed to the director of graduate studies for art history, the student’s faculty advisor, or the graduate program coordinator.
- Annette de Stecher, Director of Graduate Studies for Art History
- Graduate Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: Enrolling in Courses You can enroll in classes through MyCUInfo and by using the class search tool during your assigned enrollment appointment. You will be notified by email of your enrollment appointment. See the Academic Calendar for specific dates and deadlines.
Viewing Your Enrollment Period: Click Your Enrollment Dates in MyCUInfo. The Enrollment Appointments table lists your appointment begin time, appointment end time and the maximum number of units in which you may enroll. Students who do not register by the third Friday in the fall or spring semester are assessed a $100 late- registration fee.
Adding and Dropping Courses After Registration: Students may add and/or drop courses through MyCUInfo, without penalty, during the drop/add period (i.e., at the beginning of each semester). Students will not be charged tuition for courses dropped during this time, and dropped courses do not appear on their transcript. After the last day to add a class in MyCUInfo, all added classes require the instructor’s signature on a Special Action Form (available at the instructor’s home department). Instructors usually only approve an add for students who have been attending regularly and in classes with space available.
Leaves of Absence: Students are allowed four years to complete the two-year degree program. Students who must interrupt studies for a compelling reason—i.e., a medical condition—may be granted a leave of absence. Information on leaves of absence. If you are already an employee of the University of Colorado, you may be eligible for the Employee Tuition Benefit.